As the area's only medically-integrated fitness and health center, Powell Wellness Center (PWC) offers an assortment of medical programming that makes it possible for people of all ages and backgrounds to safely enhance their overall health, wellness, and physical fitness. Our menu of medical programming includes:
FitScripts—Prescribing Exercise as Medicine
PWC created FitScripts from The Exercise is MedicineTM program, which is an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). It is a physician-referral program designed for those who need to exercise but who may have a chronic condition or physical limitation such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary disease, arthritis, or orthopedic limitation that is preventing them from regular exercise.
Through FitScripts, physicians prescribe exercise by referring patients to PWC for an eight-week program of supervised sessions in a small group setting. Our program has expanded to include nine specialized fitness tracks:
- Hypertension and Obesity
- Kids (10-14 years old)
For more information, click here for FitScripts brochure and referral form. Physicians and patients can also contact Angie Thoreson, Medical Programming Manager at email@example.com or 540-445-5388.
Cardiac Rehab is a supervised exercise program where individuals learn to self-manage their overall cardiovascular health. It is designed for those with known risk factors such as coronary artery disease, a history of bypass surgery, heart disease, recent heart attack, or other heart-related problems which need monitoring. Individuals can be referred by their primary care physician or cardiologist at any time. For more information, contact Angie Thoreson, Medical Programming Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-445-5388.